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Botox® & Dysport® at DermWellesley

Botox and Dysport are frequently used to correct both active (lines that show when you move your facial muscles) and passive (more etched in lines that are present even at rest). These lines are formed as we age both as a result of repeated muscle movement and because of external factors like sun and smoking. Neuromodulators work beneath the surface to reduce these muscle movements and the result is a refreshed and younger looking face.


Common areas treated include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet (lines around the eyes)
  • Chin pebbling
  • Bunny lines (sides of nose)
  • Large horizontal neck muscles (platysmal bands)
  • Lines around the lips

At DermWellesley, your neuromodulator treatment can be customized to your exact preferences and help you achieve a natural, refreshed look no matter what your age or gender. Results can be seen in as early as 3 days and last on average 3-4 months.

Questions and Answers

When will I see results?

It takes 3 to 7 days full results to be appreciated following injection.. Although fine lines may soften earlier, deeper furrows may take longer to improve. It is important to note that very deep, etched in lines will soften but may not completely resolve with use of Botox or Dysport. Results should last about 3-4 months although some patients feel that their treatment lasts longer and some shorter.

As you continue to get treatments, many patients feel that the duration of effect increases.

What are the risks of the procedure?

The most common side effect is temporary bruising at the injection site, especially if you have recently taken a blood thinner (aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol). Some patients experience brief tenderness or headaches that should resolve within a few hours, or rarely longer. Mild, temporary eyelid or eyebrow drooping can last 2-3 weeks or longer and may occur in about 1 percent of patients. Extremely rare side effects include temporary double vision, reduced blinking resulting in corneal injury, allergy and development of antibodies which may decrease the duration of results for future neurotoxin treatments. When used in very high doses for serious medical conditions in ill patients such as limb contractures in cerebral palsy, there have been case reports of muscle weakness and death, for which there is a black box warning.

Who should not be treated with Neuromodulators (BOTOX®, DYSPORT®)?

You may not be treated with neuromodulators if:

  • You are pregnant or nursing.
  • You are allergic to benzyl alcohol or botulinum toxin.
  • You have neuromuscular disease (such as Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Parkinson’s or others).
  • You are taking aminoglycoside medications (Streptomycin, Neomycin, Gentamycin)


To learn more, schedule a consultation with our doctor. Pricing available upon request.

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If you are interested in becoming a patient of Dr. Emily Wise, we invite you to schedule an appointment in our Wellesley dermatology office.

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